Scores

Final

North Texas 89

(15-10, 8-6 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 78

(15-11, 8-6 Sun Belt)

    6:00 PM ET, February 14, 2009

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    UNT 43 4689
    MTU 24 5478

    Top Performers

    North Texas: J. White 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: D. Yates 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl

    North Texas 89, Middle Tennessee 78

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Josh White scored 26 points and Adam McCoy added 24 to lead North Texas to an 89-78 win over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday night.

    Tristan Thompson added 11 points for the Mean Green (14-10, 7-6 Sun Belt Conference), who won their third game in a row.

    Desmond Yates led the Blue Raiders (15-10, 8-5) with 19 points, Kevin Kanaskie added 15 and Montarrio Haddock had 12.

    Middle Tennessee beat North Texas 89-80 in OT in the teams' first meeting on Dec. 31.

    This one was decided much earlier, as the Mean Green opened the game on a 11-4 run and led 43-24 at halftime.

    The Mean Green shot 60.4 percent from the floor (29 of 48) en route to the victory, compared to just a 42.9 percent mark (24 of 56) for the Blue Raiders.

    North Texas hit 10 3-pointers versus only three for Middle Tennessee. White was 4-for-5 from beyond the arc.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    MTU
    Points 89 78
    FG Made-Attempted 29-48 (.604) 24-56 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 3-9 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-27 (.778) 27-39 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 21 0

    2008-09 Season

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